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The highest peak of Ukraine - Hoverla

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Hidden : 4/6/2010
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There is nothing above you in Ukraine, you are standing at the highest peak of this country - mount Hoverla (2061m asl).
Coordinates of cache may be incorect becouse of bad weather conditions in day, when cache was replaced. You must search 40-50 meters southeast from peak near bench under larger stone.

Hoverla mountain at 2061 m above sea level, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains. The mountain is located in the Eastern Beskides, in the so-called Chornohora region. The slopes are covered with beech and spruce forests, above which there is a belt of sub-alpine meadows called polonyna in Ukrainian. At the eastern slope there is the main spring of the Prut river.

The date of the first ascent is unknown. In late 19th century the mountain became a notable tourist attraction, especially among tourists from nearby cities of Galicia. In 1880 the first tourist route between the peak of Hoverla and Krasny Luh was marked by Leopold Wajgel of the Galician Tatra Society. The following year the first tourist shelter was founded there.

In the 20th century and especially after 1991, when Ukraine gained independence, thus losing cheap access to the many mountain region of the former USSR, the mountain has been increasingly gaining popularity as an extreme sports site. Nowadays in summer period every day tourists from different countries are going to the summit of Hoverla.

To reach the cache the best place to start trek is sport center Zarosliak, where you can get from town Vorokhta. Access fee to Hoverla, which is situated in Carpathian National park is 15 UAH. It is better to use services of local guides. The cache itself is a 0,7 l lock-lock container with logbook, pencil, badge for FTF and some regular trading items. Please be cautious because of mugglers - sometimes on the summit is quite crowdy.

Warning: Do not try to reach the peak in bad weather conditions (such as heavy rain, storms, fog, snow), mountains is not a place for joking with nature.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre n obhyqre jvgu juvgr vafpevcgvba "ЯРІВ" (genafpevcgvba: Wnevi)

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